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Pelicans vs Timberwolves Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 1/25/23

Minnesota Timberwolves (24-25) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (26-21)
January 25, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -2; Over/Under: +232
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and New Orleans Pelicans meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 115.3 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 24.3 points and 6 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.8 points and 5.3 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 11.6 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.

The New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 116 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26 points and 7 rebounds, while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.1 points and 4.5 rebounds. Brandon Ingram is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.

The Timberwolves are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games. The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The over is 6-2 in Timberwolves last 8 road games. The over is 7-3 in Pelicans last 10 home games. The Timberwolves are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in New Orleans.

Randy’s Free Pick

Two banged up teams, so it’s anyone’s guess what happens here. With that said, the Pelicans are at least at home, where they win by an average of 6.3 points. That’s the only solid thing to chew on in this game when you consider the Timberwolves are still down KAT and could be without Gobert, while the Pels are still without two of their top three players. I’ll grab the home team.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: New Orleans Pelicans -2

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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